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Tombraider2 Jun 3rd 2016 08:42 AM

Rat Trap Pass
 
Who's done this ? Looking at a map I see lots of Dirt roads between Hwy 20 and Barlow Pass.

TRAIL BOSS Jun 3rd 2016 08:29 PM

Rat Trap is washed out near the summit. You cannot get through in a truck, but a well-ridden bike might make it over the small strip of road left.

I wouldn't try, though. The exposure is short but significant.

Tombraider2 Jun 4th 2016 07:46 AM

Found a report on it from Thursday, doable on 2 wheels, ya wiped out.

tod701 Jun 26th 2016 07:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tombraider2 (Post 17835)
Found a report on it from Thursday, doable on 2 wheels, ya wiped out.

My wife and I made it through the washout approaching from the north, easy-peasy. From the south it would be more effort, still doable, just don't fall over crossing the big log at the end.



http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c6...psiu5mey8c.jpg

PeteN95 Jul 2nd 2016 09:50 PM

We hit it from the South today on an XR650R and a new Africa Twin CRF1000. The washout was not bad on my XR, but the AT weighs over 500lbs.! My buddy Doug is on the short side and asked if I wanted to try and ride the AT through it. I was amazed at how easy it was, it has a relatively low seat and good tires. It got high centered on the big tree, but we just pushed until the rear tire got tree and over it went. Wish I got a pic while it was stuck, but here are a couple.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...pscxgzbe57.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...pskgcvkhzu.jpg

Tombraider2 Jul 5th 2016 06:00 AM

Still on my list.

Eastview Jul 7th 2016 09:51 AM

Can somebody post a map showing where this is, my google skills are failing me today. Just did the mountain loop for the first time a couple weeks ago and this one sounds like a must do.

daneloire Jul 7th 2016 10:25 AM

https://goo.gl/maps/rKZngeMY7Cz

Eastview Jul 7th 2016 10:40 AM

Great, thanks daneloire. Guess its time to explore another part of the state. To those who have posted pictures or commented here, can you give me the roads you followed to go from Mtn loop to HWY20? seems like there are many options.....or gps tracks?

tod701 Jul 7th 2016 12:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eastview (Post 20537)
Great, thanks daneloire. Guess its time to explore another part of the state. To those who have posted pictures or commented here, can you give me the roads you followed to go from Mtn loop to HWY20? seems like there are many options.....or gps tracks?


From the Mountain Loop Highway
Head north on FS23
Turn left on FS27
Left again on FS25
Another left on FS26
Turn right onto Highway 530
Hits Highway 20 at Rockport

Eastview Jul 7th 2016 01:29 PM

Thanks Tod

Tombraider2 Jul 11th 2016 03:22 AM

When you think you may do this ?

Eastview Jul 11th 2016 08:10 AM

For me I'm not sure. I have a blueberry farm and get pretty busy this time of year. Might not get away for another 5-6 weeks.

SmokeyMcNug Jul 11th 2016 04:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eastview (Post 20882)
For me I'm not sure. I have a blueberry farm and get pretty busy this time of year. Might not get away for another 5-6 weeks.

Hey i wanna return these blueberries. there were a lot of stems an seeds.:smoke:

Tombraider2 Jul 12th 2016 03:07 AM

Are these all marked with a sign ? Google Earth doesn't show them all marked.


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